ADC announces winners in illustration, fashion

1+ Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration were revealed on this first day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards, part of The One Club for Creativity and the world’s longest continually-running program celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising. The ADC 99th Annual Awards is part of The One Club for Creativity, the … Continue reading “ADC announces winners in illustration, fashion”

EP Kenny Solomon joins as The Embassy LA

1+ Following 17 years of successful operations in Canada, visual effects and production studio The Embassy has announced its expansion to the US, opening a new LA office and appointing innovative Executive Producer Kenny Solomon to head up the operation.  The move to expand and create a presence in the US was a carefully considered … Continue reading “EP Kenny Solomon joins as The Embassy LA”

2019 Kia Sorento takes world’s shortest test drive

1+ The Reel 360 Team didn’t see this coming. In the newest spot for Kia Motors America, from creative agency David & Goliath, the agency asks us to ponder the question, “How many features of the 2019 Sorento can you showcase in just over 300 feet?” Their answer lies in the latest spot, directed by … Continue reading “2019 Kia Sorento takes world’s shortest test drive”

Ataboy Studios flies with Virgin Galactic

2+ Stunning. Correction. Director Corydon Wagner’s new Virgin Galactic spot out of New York-based production company, Ataboy Studios, is effin’ stunning. We’ve all heard about Virgin Galactic’s visionary plan for space tourism, and now the company gives us a majestic glimpse into the possibilities that lie ahead. Through the use of exciting, cinematic visuals featuring … Continue reading “Ataboy Studios flies with Virgin Galactic”

mcgarrybowen elevates Haydn Morris to Global ECD

3+ Kudos to new mcgarrybowen Global Exec Creative Director, Haydn Morris. The New York office announced that Morris has been promoted in order to leading creative for United Airlines. Matt Ian, Chief Creative Officer for New York, said, “The intensity of Haydn’s enthusiasm for what we do is matched only by the impeccability of his … Continue reading “mcgarrybowen elevates Haydn Morris to Global ECD”

2019 CDDP fellows debut spec spots at gala

3+ CDDP Program Director Tamika Lamison should be proud. Last night, marked the debut of the five fellows who just finished The Commercial Directors Diversity Program at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Theater in Hollywood. CDDP is a joint effort between the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) and the Directors Guild … Continue reading “2019 CDDP fellows debut spec spots at gala”

Brace yourself for Apple Law

2+ “the once in a lifetime opportunity to work with a brand I’ve admired my whole life was too good to ignore.” That’s part of an email that went out to Publicis Groupe from CCO and president of communications, Nick Law, who confirmed that he is leaving the network for a new position at Apple. … Continue reading “Brace yourself for Apple Law”

The Reel Black List: Kevin Miles, Storyteller

6+ “The work I have always been most proud of, is that which supports, promotes and improves the human condition.” North Carolina-based Kevin Miles has worked as a writer and creative director for, and with, some of the top ad agencies in the world, both on staff and as a freelancer. They include multicultural shops … Continue reading “The Reel Black List: Kevin Miles, Storyteller”

Whitehouse Post NY welcomes editor Jessica Mutascio

2+ Boston-born Jessica Mutascio returns to America after spending a decade editing in Australia, most recently with The Editors in Sydney. Excited to extend her client base and take her work to a global level, Mutascio is thrilled to join the Whitehouse New York roster. “I was attracted to Whitehouse because of the amazing work … Continue reading “Whitehouse Post NY welcomes editor Jessica Mutascio”

Publicis Groupe appoints Diana Littman as CEO, MSL US

3+ Not only do I believe in the power of influence, I believe in its ability to impact business and drive measurable growth Diana Littman Publicis Groupe announced the appointment of Diana Littman as CEO, MSL US, reporting directly to Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe. Littman will also serve on the Publicis … Continue reading “Publicis Groupe appoints Diana Littman as CEO, MSL US”

Trailer Park appoints Moggs as Senior VP, Development Director

2+ Trailer Park, the full-service creative agency specializing in content creation, entertainment marketing and 360-degree campaigns, recently announced the appointment of Howard Moggs as Senior Vice President, Development Director. Moggs will be responsible for generating long-term relationships with new partners, building out Trailer Park’s business with both entertainment and brand clients. Moggs brings a proven … Continue reading “Trailer Park appoints Moggs as Senior VP, Development Director”

Spike Jonze, Tide win best in show at AICP Awards

1+ BBDO New York earned 10 honors and Wieden+Kennedy earned eight honors, while TBWA\Media Arts Lab had seven honors at the AICP Awards last night. McCann New York had five honors, while Saatchi & Saatchi had four. Leo Burnett had three honors, as did the in-house agency at Apple. Apple’s “Welcome Home,” directed by acclaimed … Continue reading “Spike Jonze, Tide win best in show at AICP Awards”

RSA Film’s President Daly departs and launches Big Red Films

3+ Long-time staff producer David Mitchell is named Managing Director of RSA Films. RSA Films has announced Jules Daly, President of the company since 2001, has struck up an independent producing deal with sister company Scott Free Productions under her own banner, Big Red Films. With Daly’s move, long-time commercials producer David Mitchell has been … Continue reading “RSA Film’s President Daly departs and launches Big Red Films”

AICE Awards — 2018 winners

3+ Best in Show presented to Editor Jim Haygood of Union Editorial for Taco Bell’s Web of Fries, making him the show’s most-awarded winner.   (Culver City — 10 May 2018) Editor Jim Haygood of Union Editorial won the Best in Show at tonight’s 2018 AICE Awards for excellence in the post production arts. Haygood … Continue reading “AICE Awards — 2018 winners”

ThinkLA announces 2018 IDEA awards finalists

2+ (Los Angeles — 24 April 2018) ThinkLA has announced the finalists for the 2018 IDEA Awards. For the eighth year, the association celebrates Southern California’s advertising, marketing, and media superstars and pay tribute to Los Angeles as a hotbed of creativity and brand building. Over the past few months, hundreds of submissions were received … Continue reading “ThinkLA announces 2018 IDEA awards finalists”

Burrell and the new Toyota Camry ‘Strut’ for pizza

Although the Toyota Camry has traditionally been perceived as a “vanilla” kind of ride, the 2018 model’s bold look inspired a striking multi-channel campaign from several agencies, including Burrell Communications Group.

Titled, Strut, it highlights emotions as consumers become compelled to drive the new Toyota Camry for all the “wrong” reasons.

Chicago shops win Gold, Silver and Bronze Lions

(Cannes, France — 19 June, 2017) Even though McCann New York’s Fearless Girl was the big winner on the first night of the Cannes Lions Festival, Chicago agencies did manage to come home with lions as well. FCB Chicago, BBDO Chicago, DigitasLBI, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy and Mather and Lapiz won lions in the categories of: Glass, Outdoor, PR, Promo & Activation and Print & Publishing. Below, see every Lion won by U.S. agencies on the night.